'Sussex Stones' reveals the fascinating geological and historical story behind Horsham Stone and Sussex Marble. The story begins over 130 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed across a tropical Sussex. The unique fossils and sedimentary features preserved in the rocks help to create a picture of a landscape that was inhabited by giant ferns, cycads and many different species of dinosaurs, dragonflies, beetles and hornets.
Since Roman times the use of these stones has become part of the rich architectural fabric and historical development of Sussex. These stones can be seen in Chichester Cathedral, Boxgrove Priory and many churches and houses across the county.
Roger Birch has produced a book which combines the latest geological research with the cultural heritage of Sussex. The book is superbly illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams to help convey the geological detail that is stored in the rocks.
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